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Hungary bars British far-right figure Griffin

Budapest - Hungary has declared British far-right figure Nick Griffin a "persona non grata" and barred him from the country, the interior ministry said Friday.

Hungary defies EU on law threatening Soros-founded university

Budapest - Hungary will not change a controversial higher education law a government official said Thursday, despite an EU threat of legal action over fears it targets a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary PM slams EU sanctions threat

Budapest - Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban on Friday denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation and again accused Budapest-born US financier George Soros of pulling the strings in Brussels.

Austrian migrant death truck trial set for June 21

Budapest - Eleven men will stand trial on June 21 over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria in 2015, court officials in Hungary said Thursday.

EU official angers Hungary with 'anti-Semitism' charge

Budapest - Hungary told European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to quit on Friday after he was quoted suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's animosity towards billionaire George Soros was driven by anti-Semitism.

Hungary completes second anti-migrant fence

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it has completed a second anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border, a "smart" barrier with night cameras, heat and movement sensors and speakers blaring warnings in five languages.

Ironic Hungary demo mocks hardline PM

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarian protestors brandishing satirical placards staged a humourous but seriously intended demonstration Saturday, pouring scorn on the policies of hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban."Down with the press!" "Down with education!

University protests 'secondary' to migration: Hungary PM

Budapest - Facing protests at home and abroad over controversial new laws on universities and nongovernmental organisations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said protests were "secondary theatres of conflict" compared to his battle against immigration.

Hungary president signs law threatening Soros university

Budapest - Hungarian President Janos Ader on Monday approved a controversial law seen as targeting the respected Central European University founded by US billionaire George Soros, despite protests at home and abroad.

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

Budapest - Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday, as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University.

'Fake news' another weapon in Orban's illiberal Hungary

Budapest - Few outlets illustrate better the cosy relationship between Hungary's media and Prime Minister Viktor Orban than Origo, once an independent news source, now seemingly another weapon in the government's armoury.

Hungary passes bill targeting Soros university

Budapest - Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that could force the closure of a prestigious Budapest university founded by US billionaire investor George Soros, sparking fresh protests.

Solidarity march for threatened Soros university

Budapest - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Budapest on Sunday in support of a university founded by Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros that says Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government wants to push it out of Hungary.

Hungary launches 'Stop Brussels' questionnaire campaign

Budapest - Hungary launched Saturday an anti-EU campaign that asks households in a survey their advice on how to deal with Brussels policies that it says threaten Hungarians' independence.Questionnaires titled "Let's stop Brussels!

Soros-backed university is 'cheating': Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's combative Prime Minister Viktor Orban deepened his row with George Soros on Friday, saying a prestigious Budapest university founded by the US billionaire was cheating students by breaking rules.

Soros-backed university says under threat in Hungary

Budapest - The Hungarian government's battle with George Soros escalated on Wednesday, with a respected university founded by the US financier saying proposed legislation would make it impossible to operate.

Hungary ready to detain all migrants: ministry

Budapest - Hungary said Monday it was ready to begin detaining asylum-seekers in camps on its southern border with Serbia after passing a law this month that has drawn criticism from rights groups and the UN.

Hungary left and right manoeuvre to oust 'omnipotent' Orban

Budapest - Hungary's left-wing parties are certain to fail at Monday's presidential vote but have already won a victory of sorts, forming a rare united front against Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary 'systematically' abusing migrants: MSF

Budapest - Hungarian border police are systematically abusing migrants, through beatings, using tear gas and dogs and confiscating shoes in cold weather, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Hungary to detain all asylum-seekers

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday the systematic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps, in a move that Prime Minister Viktor Orban said will make all of Europe safer from terror attacks.
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